electric vehicles

  • Arkamys creates space-age safety sounds for EVs

    Arkamys creates space-age safety sounds for EVs

    In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration established the very cool-sounding “Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles,” which does exactly what it says. It requires that 100 percent of all EVs and hybrids make some noise at low speeds by 2019. If a vehicle can move forward or in reverse without engaging an internal combustion engine, it needs… Read More

  • Ford begins testing Transit Plug-in Hybrids in London ahead of 2019 production

    Ford begins testing Transit Plug-in Hybrids in London ahead of 2019 production

    Ford has begun testing of its new Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid with Transport for London, working with the UK city’s local transit authority to pilot 20 of the new vehicles in use during a 12-month trial with select London businesses for commercial use. The pilot of the vehicles, which feature a pure electric range of around 31 miles according to European agency measurement standards… Read More

  • Las Vegas launches the first electric autonomous shuttle on U.S. public roads

    Las Vegas launches the first electric autonomous shuttle on U.S. public roads

    Las Vegas, transportation beat reporters can’t quit you; CES was like a car extravaganza, and now you’re launching a self-driving, fully electric shuttle on public streets. The shuttles are the result of a partnership between shuttle-maker Navya, fleet logistics provider Keolis and the city of Las Vegas, and began picking up members of the public today, riding a regular route… Read More

  • Arcimoto looks for investments via Fundable

    Arcimoto looks for investments via Fundable

    Arcimoto brought the eighth iteration of its three-wheeled electric vehicle, the SRK, to CES 2017. This is the version that will be produced this spring in Eugene, Oregon, where the company has its headquarters, and that the first buyers will have delivered to their doors by summer 2017. It’s been a long road for Arcimoto, which was founded in 2007 in Eugene. For nearly a decade, it… Read More

  • ChargePoint ups the fast charging ante

    ChargePoint ups the fast charging ante

    On the heels of EVgo‘s announcement that it was breaking ground on its first 350-kW public charger, ChargePoint announced at CES that it has developed what it calls an ultra-fast DC charging station that can deliver up to 400 kW. The ChargePoint Express Plus is aimed at cutting-edge cars that charge quickly and have long ranges, like the Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt — cars that… Read More

  • A ride in the Lucid Motors alpha prototype

    A ride in the Lucid Motors alpha prototype

    Lucid Motors brought its alpha prototype of its first production luxury EV to CES 2017. There’s a small fleet of these early test cars, but the one that made it to Las Vegas is the one in full camouflage. “We wanted it to be like the dazzle ships in World War I,” said Lucid CTO Peter Rawlinson. Then he pointed out that the camo is actually the word Lucid exploded across the… Read More

  • No cobalt, no Tesla? Crunch Network

    No cobalt, no Tesla?

    The battery industry uses 42 percent of global cobalt production, critical for Lithium-ion cells. Much of the world’s supply of cobalt comes out of Africa. Chinese players recently bought controlling stakes in one of Africa’s largest known cobalt sources. Tesla has stated that the cobalt it needs will be sourced in North America, but the math doesn’t add up. Is Tesla doomed? Read More

  • How fast is fast charging?

    How fast is fast charging?

    EVgo announced this month that it has broken ground on what will be the first public DC fast charging station, capable of up to 350 kw, in California — more powerful even than current charging champs Tesla Superchargers. The EVgo station will be ready to charge up near the World’s Tallest Thermometer (yup) in Baker, California, this summer. This begs the questions: How fast are… Read More

  • Automakers aren’t really advertising electric vehicles

    Automakers aren’t really advertising electric vehicles

    There are more plug-in vehicles available now than there were a decade ago, and the sales of those vehicles are growing. Sales of electric vehicles are up about a third this year over last year, and November 2016 marked 14 consecutive months of record-setting EV sales in the U.S. And yet the grand total of all plug-in vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2016 (not counting December) was just shy… Read More

  • Lucid Motors unveils the Air, a new luxe electric car with a 400-mile range

    Lucid Motors unveils the Air, a new luxe electric car with a 400-mile range

    California-based Lucid Motors revealed its first car today, a fully electric sedan aimed at the “executive” market, with a 400-mile range rating from its onboard 100kWh battery, a 2.5-second 0-60 mph time and a target market date of 2018. The vehicle prototype was shown off today at a special unveiling event in Fremont, California. Lucid’s founding team includes CTO Peter… Read More

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